Category Archives: DAD discussions


One of the things that a delivery team needs to do, often in collaboration with product management, is choose the release cadence of their product. This is an important aspect of, you guessed it, release planning.  Your release cadence defines Read more…


What is the point of the retrospective? The retrospective is one of the most important ceremonies in all of agile.  This is the time the team spends together to assess how they are working together and define steps to improve Read more…


In this blog posting we describe four general release management strategies that support DevOps. These strategies, from least effective to most effective, are: Release windows (slow cadence). A release window is a period of time during which one or more Read more…


There is no such thing as a “best practice”, except perhaps from a marketing point of view.  All practices (and strategies) are contextual in nature.  In some situations a practice works incredibly well and it other situations a practice can Read more…


There are several technical strategies that support the operational aspects of DevOps: Solution monitoring.  As the name suggests, this is the operational practice of monitoring running solutions and applications once they are in production. Technology infrastructure platforms such as operating Read more…


In a previous blog posting we overviewed the concept of Disciplined DevOps, which is the streamlining of IT solution development and IT operations activities, as well as supporting enterprise activities.  In this blog posting we begin to overview strategies that support DevOps.  This Read more…


We recently published an article describing how the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework is being extended to cover Portfolio Management activities.  The following diagram depicts the DAD goal diagram for Portfolio Management, and as you would expect your organizations has Read more…


We are often asked what makes a Disciplined Agile (DA) coach effective.  The features to look for in a DA coach include: People skills.  First and foremost, effective DA coaches need solid people skills.  They need to be prepared to work with Read more…


Looking for some great DAD video content?  Trying to find just the right video to show your boss why moving beyond Scrum to DAD makes sense?  Well we are happy to announce that there is now a DAD YouTube Channel Read more…


I appreciate how this is very last minute, but I’ll be giving a few webcast on Oct 22, 2014 at 8pm ET (same time zone as New York City) overviewing Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD).  This is part of Software Guru’s Read more…

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